The Best Supplements For Joints

Whether you are walking, running, cycling, climbing or taking part in any other physical activity, your joints bear the weight of your every move. It’s important to take great care of your joints to avoid discomfort, stiffness or reduced mobility over time.

You can maintain healthy joints simply by eating a nutritious diet, staying hydrated and exercising regularly. However, should you wish to support your joint health further, you can work the best supplements for joints into an already balanced lifestyle.

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When do I need to take joint supplements?

The strength and mobility of our joints is reduced over time, as they age just like the rest of our body.

With this in mind, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to start taking joint supplements as they get older in the hope of slowing down this process. However, not even the best joint supplements can reverse the effects of ageing.

You can take joint supplements to support the strength and mobility of your joints over time. However, the most important things you can do to protect your joint health is to eat a balanced, nutritious diet and exercise regularly.

Best supplements for joints

Here are some of the best supplements that can be taken to support joint health.


Calcium is crucial in supporting the health of joints, bones, and teeth, so it’s important that you get plenty of it.

There are a wide range of easily accessible, calcium rich foods that you can work into your diet to make sure that you are getting enough calcium day-to-day. These include dairy products (such as milk, yoghurt and cheese), figs, asparagus, tofu, broccoli and fortified plant milks. Consuming these foods regularly should allow you to take in all the calcium that you need.

If you can’t take in enough calcium through food, however, you can support your calcium intake through calcium supplements, making this one of the best supplements for joints.


Collagen is the body’s most abundant protein, supporting the health of skin, hair, and joints. However, after a person reaches the age of 20, their body begins to produce less collagen each year. While this doesn’t sound like it should make a lot of difference, the steady decline of collagen production in the body affects the elasticity of both hair and skin, as well as the strength of joints.

For this reason, it’s important to replenish the level of collagen in the body through other means as you get older if you require this. You can do this through consuming bone-based foods (bone broths or meat on the bone) and by consuming foods such as leafy greens or berries which contain vitamin C, the vitamin needed to produce collagen.

You may also look to support your collagen levels by taking collagen supplements.


Omega-3 fatty acids support brain health, heart health, vision and, of course, healthy joints. Working omega-3 into your diet can be incredibly beneficial – you can do this by eating oily fish, such as salmon, tuna and mackerel.

If you aren’t able to get your omega-3 through consuming fish, you can take omega-3 or fish oil supplements to help support your brain, heart and joints.


Everyone should be doing all they can to keep their iron levels up. This important nutrient supports energy production, as well as supporting growth and development and producing both haemoglobin and myoglobin.

You can get your recommended intake of iron easily by consuming red meats and leafy green vegetables, though athletes may choose to support their natural intake through iron supplements.

If you believe you have an iron deficiency, be sure to consult your doctor to discover if your levels are lower than they should be.

Vitamin K

Vitamin K, particularly vitamin K2, helps to support bone health and decrease the build-up of calcium within your blood vessels, making it very beneficial for those looking to support their joints.

This vitamin is obtained primarily from animal sources, generally within the liver and other organs. This means it can be difficult to source, particularly for vegans and vegetarians, so supplements are a convenient way to support your vitamin K2 levels.


Our R&D process usually takes around 12-18 months, but can take up to 2 years with lots of to-ing- and fro-ing to get the formula just right.

Our formulas are created based on the latest research and scientific understanding. Only those ingredients known to be safe through historical use and clinical research are selected for use in our products.

Many of our formulas contain natural extracts from food or plant sources, such as curcumin, ginger, artichoke, berberbine, ashwagandha, milk thistle and broccoli to name just a few. Other examples include calcium from algae and vitamin K2 from chickpeas. Many of our supplements also contain nutrients known as “nature-identical” – manufactured to be a perfect replica of the same nutrient found in food, an identical structure with optimal purity and absorption. Unlike “food grown” supplements, our formulas are backed by real science, allowing us to include higher, more therapeutic levels of nutrients, as well as botanicals, in the forms known to be better assimilated by the body, and are standardised for consistency across our range.

Often it’s necessary to include additional ingredients in our products to make them effective. These are also known as excipients, and include ingredients such as anti-caking agents which stop lumps from forming in powders, flow agents which help with the manufacturing process, or coating ingredients used to help make the tablet easy to swallow. Whatever the product, we aim to use as few excipients as possible, from the safest, most natural sources available. Over the last few months we have been busy working through our entire product range to see where we can make changes to the additional ingredients we use, reducing the number of excipients or even switching to “pure-fill” capsules (where no excipients are used at all), and you will see these changes filtering through over the next year. With complex formulations containing lots of ingredients, this process is a tricky one, but we are committed to making improvements to our products where we can. For more information on the excipients we use, click here

Products are sent to us with Certificates of Analysis or Certificates of Compliance which we hold on file here at Nutri Advanced. We also hold extensive information on the ingredients and allergen status of our products – so if you have a question about our products, please do call our customer service team. We are always happy to help!

GMP means “Good Manufacturing Practice”. GMP describes the minimum standard that a medicines manufacturer must meet in their production processes, and ensures that products are of a consistently high quality, are appropriate for their intended use and meet any authorisation requirements. Food supplements are not medicines, and so are not required to be manufactured in GMP-certified facilities, but by using suppliers who are manufacturing to GMP standards, we are happy that our products are being made to the highest quality. We ourselves at Nutri Advanced hold a Wholesale Dealers Authorisation, meaning we are certified to GDP – “Good Distribution Practice”. GDP ensures that the quality and integrity of products are maintained throughout the supply chain.

Products are sent to us with Certificates of Analysis or Certificates of Compliance which we hold on file here at Nutri Advanced. We also hold extensive information on the ingredients and allergen status of our products – so if you have a question about our products, please do call our customer service team. We are always happy to help!